The Southside Virginia Wildlife Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity that cares for orphaned and injured wildlife in Danville, Virginia. Our Center was started in 2012 by this area's only state and federally permitted wildlife rehabilitator and has since rehabilitated and released over 2,400 wild animals - 827 in the last year alone. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release native Virginia wildlife and educate the community on the importance of wildlife and its conservation.
The Center serves six counties in Southside Virginia - Pittsylvania, Halifax, Henry, Patrick, Mecklenburg and Franklin. Before the Center existed, hundreds of wild animals were euthanized every year because there were no permitted rehabbers in this area to take them and the nearest permitted rehabber was two hours away. Today the Center is a professional, wildlife-only facility that helps every wildlife species native to Virginia including squirrels, opossums, groundhogs, beavers, skunks, raccoons, foxes, fawns, bats, songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, and bobcats. Our facility is run by volunteers only and no one is ever paid to help the animals; even our veterinarian donates her time and resources. A grant, gift or donation to SVWC means that every single cent goes to the care of our wild patients to help them heal, thrive and eventually be released back into their native habitats.